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These tasty keto peanut butter balls are the perfect party treat. With only 2 grams of net carbs per serving, you have room to indulge!
Lately, I have been testing out a few dessert recipes that can be eaten in just one bite… like these almond flour brownies bites or these mini cheesecake bites. They tend to be a perfect size so it satisfies my sweet tooth and helps keep me within my carb limit.
So, whenever you crave something sweet, make a batch of these delicious keto peanut butter balls.
They taste like chocolate truffles, but are high in protein and fiber – which makes them low in net carbs!
Ingredients In Chocolate Buckeyes
There are only a handful of ingredients in these little treats.
First, it has Swerve confectioner powdered sweetener. You can use any brand, as long as it is the same texture as powdered sugar. Granular or liquid sweeteners won’t create the same texture. In fact, granular sweetener will leave your peanut butter balls tasting grainy.
Next, I used butter. It doesn’t matter whether you use salted or unsalted butter, as long as it is real butter and not margarine.
For the peanut butter, you want as natural as possible and definitely use creamy. If you are allergic to peanuts, you can replace this with your favorite nut butter. Just make sure you are using sugar-free nut butter.
Finally, I used sugar-free chocolate chips to dip the peanut butter balls into. My favorites are ChocZero chocolate chips! They are sugar-free and have a delightful flavor without any aftertaste.
- Freezing the peanut butter balls is a very important step, especially if you want to dip them in the chocolate. This will help them stay together.
- If you don’t want to dip them in chocolate, you can just make the peanut butter balls without the coating. This will still taste amazing – in fact, it will taste like a fat bomb!
- The best way to form the peanut butter balls is to use an ice cream scoop. This way, they will all be the same size and shape.
I have so much fun rolling the peanut butter into the balls. Who said playing with your food is a bad thing?
How To Make Keto Peanut Butter Balls
For the entire recipe, please scroll down to the recipe card. But first, I want to share an overview of how to make these delicious treats.
Mix all of the ingredients – except the chocolate – in a large mixing bowl. The butter needs to be melted so that it mixes into the dough perfectly.
Then, start rolling out balls that are the same shape and size. Place them on a baking sheet. Freeze the peanut butter balls by placing the entire baking sheet in the freezer.
Freeze them for at least 30 minutes.
When they are finished freezing, melt your chocolate. I prefer to use a double-broiler so that the chocolate doesn’t burn.
Then, place a toothpick into each of the balls and dip them into the chocolate. I like making a mixture of white and milk chocolate – make your favorites too!
Keto Peanut Butter Balls
These tasty chocolate covered low carb peanut butter balls are the perfect party treat. With only 2 grams of net carbs per serving, you have room to indulge!
- 1 ½
- 1 ½
Swerve Confectioners Powdered Sweetener
ChocZero milk chocolate chips
vanilla extract optional
Combine butter, peanut butter, powdered sweetener, and vanilla extract (if using) in a medium-sized bowl.
Using a cookie scoop, divide peanut butter mixture into 30 evenly sized balls about 1-inch in diameter. freezer for about 30 minutes to ensure they are firm.
Towards the end of the freezing time, start melting the chocolate in a double boiler or chocolate melter. I don’t recommend using a microwave because it’s easy to burn the chocolate if you aren’t careful to do it in very small increments stirring after each.
Remove balls from freezer and dip most of the way into the chocolate leaving an uncovered circle at the top. Placing a toothpick into each frozen ball works well for dipping, but don’t remove the toothpick until the chocolate is set. You may need to tip the pot to get a deep enough amount of chocolate. Once coated in chocolate, place in refrigerator to set.
Makes about 30 balls
Freezing the peanut butter balls is a very important step, especially if you want to dip them in the chocolate. This will help them stay together.
If you don’t want to dip them in chocolate, you can just make the peanut butter balls without the coating. This will still taste amazing – in fact, it will taste like a fat bomb!
The best way to form the peanut butter balls is to use an ice cream scoop. This way, they will all be the same size and shape.
If you are sensitive to the sweetness level of these treats, you can cut back on how much confectioner’s sugar substitute that you used.
You can also skip dipping them in chocolate if they are still too sweet for you.
The best way to store these peanut butter balls is in the refrigerator in an airtight container. This way the chocolate won’t melt.
Keto Peanut Butter Balls
Amount Per Serving (1 ball)
Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.
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